Explore the events during the Third Environmental Humanities Month, September 2023 - February 2024

For more information on particular events please contact the convener(s) of the event. 

Please note that sign-up for events will open about two-weeks before the event takes place. 




November 30, THURSDAY, Online

Taiwan On-Air Podcast Episode 17 Book Chat: Bridging Taiwanese Eco-literature to the World- Interview with Ecotranslator, Dr Darryl Sterk

Convener: Ti-han Chang, University of Central Lancashire, UK


December 1, FRIDAY 8.00-10.00 Central European Time / 14.00-16.00 Malaysian time), Online

 Tengayen, the unsung hero of the highlands: Relocating the humble wild vegetable as a crisp in modern Lundayeh diet

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Convener: Kavitha Ganesan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia


December 2, SATURDAY, 18.00 Central European Time / 9.00 Seattle / 12.00 NYC / 17.00 London / 19.00 Jerusalem, Online

Challenging Captivity: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Animal Liberation 

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Convener: Rimona Afana, Independent Scholar


December 11, MONDAY, 16.00 Finnish time, In-person: University of Helsinki, Porthania, Suomen laki,

Film screening "Geoglyphs in Southwestern Amazonia"

In Southwestern Amazonia, academic research has revealed over 1,000 geometric structures, formed by excavated ditches and walls. The designs of these earthworks are circles and squares, and many other forms have also been identified, such as rectangles, ovals, and octagons. This film offers diverse narratives on these pre-colonial earthworks: Indigenous views, recent research findings from international collaborative teams, and the perspectives of current landowners and Brazilian government officials. In Amazonia, human-environment interactions have been dissimilar and altered in time. This film draws attention to challenges of Indigenous biocultural heritage protection.

The screening is followed by Q&A and reception.

Free entrance.

Film Credits: 

Direction: Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen, Denise Schaan, André dos Santos, Artur Arias Dutra

Length: 44 minutes.

Languages: Portuguese, Apurinã, Spanish

English subtitles

Producer: University of Helsinki, University of Turku, Federal University of Pará


December 15, FRIDAY, 10:30 Central European Time / 18:30 Melbourne time, Hybrid

Conversations in the Anthropocene: friendship across law, medicine and climate action

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Conveners: William Ruan, University of Cambridge, UK and Vincent Wang, University of Melbourne, Australia


February 2024

Symbiotic Posthumanist Ecologies in Western Literature, Philosophy and Art. Towards Theory and Practice

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Conveners: Nikoleta Zampaki, Peggy Karpouzou



September 25, MONDAY, 15.00-16.00 Central European Time / 16.00-17.30 Helsinki time

Chasm II: Empirical Ecocriticism

Environmental Humanities reading group

Convener: Laura op de Beke, University of Oslo, Norway


October 19, THURSDAY and October 26, THURSDAY, 14.00-15.30 UK time, In person

Gardening in/against the Anthropocene Research Group

Convener: Dong Xia, University of St Andrews UK


October 20, FRIDAY, In person

Environmental Humanities from the Algerian Desert

Convener: Fella Benabed, Badji Mokhtar-Annaba University, Algeria


October 25, WEDNESDAY, 11.00-12.00 CET, Online

Historica Journal Eastern Europe Environmental History Special Issue Roundtable

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Convener: Viktor Pál


November 5, SUNDAY, 12.00-13.00 Central European Time / 13.00 – 14.00 (Turkey), Online

The Construction of Ecofeminism in a Different Geography: Nature Narratives by Women in the late Ottoman Empire and the early Republic of Turkey

Convener: Zozan Cetin, Independent Scholar/Writer


November 8, WEDNESDAY, 11.00-12.00, CET, Online

Waste recycling in Ukrainian SSR and agency of Jews: 1920s – early 1930s

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Convener: Tetiana Perga, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences


November 15, WEDNESDAY, 17.30- Central European Time / 18.30 Helsinki time / 11.30 EDT, Online

Climate Change and the New Polar Aesthetics: Artists Reimagine the Arctic and Antarctic Polar Scholar Lisa E. Bloom and installation artist Judith Hersko in conversation with Cheryl J. Fish

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Convener: Cheryl J. Fish, City University of New York


November 18, SATURDAY, In person

Poetry in Plastic, Plastic in Aesthetics

Conveners: Z. Gizem Yılmaz and students of the University of Ankara, Türkiye


November 21, TUESDAY, 17.00-18.30 Central European Time / 18:00-19.30 Helsinki time, Online.

Energy(and)Humanities: Writer Meets Researcher (James Reich about Nuclear Terrorism, Ecofeminism and Intermedial Ecocriticism). 


Meeting ID: 689 9044 7416

Passcode: 315859

Guest speaker: James Reich, novelist, essayist, and journalist, and ecopsychologist 

Convener: Inna Häkkinen, University of Helsinki


November 22, WEDNESDAY, 9.00-15.00 Central European Time / 10:00-16:00 Helsinki time), University of Helsinki, hybrid

Environmental Histories of Finland book launch and Second Environmental History Day

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Convener: Matti O. Hannikainen, Viktor Pál, Mikko Saikku


November 22, WEDNESDAY, 15.00-16.30 Central European Time / 16.00-17:30, Helsinki time, Online

“Adentrarse por las aguas del Río de la plata (Argentina): vivencias, imaginación y memoria”

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Conveners: Ana Marcela França, Postdoctoral Researcher, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz/CNPq, Brasil and Manuel Quiroga


November 25, SATURDAY, Time to be announced, Online

What the Deck: On Divination, Hope and Feminist Reimaginings

Convener: Sonakshi Srivastava, Asohka University, India